10 April 2012

Nigeria: Masquerades/Students' Clash - Oko Polytechnic Postpones Resumption

The Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, on Monday directed its students to remain at home as the institution would not reopen on April 10 (Today) as initially announced.

The institution's Public Relations Officer, Mr Onuchukwu Obini, told newsmen in Oko that the postponement of the resumption date was to conclude the ongoing investigation on the clash between the students and the community.

"We are still talking with the community over the clash with students. We are now at the concluding stage.

"We don't want students' presence to aggravate the tension in the community which would distract the panel from its assignment."

He assured the students that the school would reopen very soon.

It would be recalled that the students had clashed with the community's masquerades, a situation which generated tension and subsequent closure of the school two weeks ago.

Youth in the community recently staged a protest demanding that the institution remain closed until the crisis was resolved.


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